Sunday, November 25, 2018

Two More From November 2018

Basket with Matte Glaze and Slip

Mugs with Slip and Matte Glaze

Some Photos From the November 2018 Firing

Here are a few of the successful pieces from the last firing.  There were more losses this time: either it  got too hot or we went too fast in the early part resulting in about 20% loss from the front of the kiln.

Fermentation Jar

Temmoku Fermentation Jar

Blue Ash Glazed basket 

Temmoku basket

Blue Ash Glazed Bowl

Friday, November 9, 2018

Very Abrupt Season Changes

This was yesterday.

Unloading the kiln

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Firing November 5th

We had a beautiful day for the firing.  Not too cold, no wind and only a brief rain shower.  Hopefully no disasters.  Unloading will be on Friday.  Photos next week.

I love the flaming hairdo on the stoke hole door!

Near the end.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Getting Ready

Getting ready for the fall firing.  Looks like it will be only one.  Everything is slowing down.  We've started buying the wood for the kiln, already cut and split and now I've started having someone else mix my clay recipe for me!  There's only so much energy and mine is going into making for now.

First try fermentation jar.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July Firing Results

Two new clay bodies and a couple of new glazes.

Large shallow bowl with slip and ash glaze on dark clay.

Coarse clay with slip and ash glaze
Large shallow bowl with rope design and ash glaze.

Ash glaze over rope texture and stamps.

Shino glaze over slip on dark clay.

White satin glaze over dark clay.

Satin glaze.